Friday, October 2, 2020

Duterte scolds LGUs for not helping telcos in improving Internet connectivity

President Rodrigo Duterte berated local government units (LGUs) once again for not immediately addressing red tape in the telecommunications sector that led to insufficient cell tower roll-outs and unsatisfactory Internet connection service in the...

Remove bureaucratic barriers to help telcos expedite digital infrastructure in PH, consumer group compels...

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The government should lift bureaucratic barriers that mainly prevent the Philippines to hasten its digital development, including the deployment of infrastructure for telecommunications companies, a consumer advocacy group insisted. According to CitizenWatch, the administration should...

DOST to tap UST for robots that will aid COVID-19 frontliners

The Department of Science and Technology is planning to collaborate with the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) to produce robots that will aid COVID-19 frontliners in attending to patients. This was announced during the latest...

Facebook yet to find malice in sudden surge of fake Facebook accounts in PH

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There’s no proof that the sudden emergence of fake Facebook accounts last weekend is connected to coordinated and malicious activities, Facebook said in a statement. “At this time, we have not seen evidence of the...

Harvard study says virus started in August 2019

Harvard study suggests that the COVID-19 outbreak may have started around August 2019, opposite to the original record of December 2019. The Harvard Medical School said that COVID-19 was already circulating in the community...

DOJ launches probe into sudden surge of fake Facebook accounts

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Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra directed the cybercrime office to coordinate with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to promptly investigate the sudden surge of bogus...

Fake accounts on Facebook might be due to glitch — NBI

The sudden increase in fake Facebook accounts over the weekend may be because of a glitch, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said. According to NBI Cybercrime Division Chief Victor Lorenzo, since Facebook is only...

POGO resumption not needed — Drilon

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With the national government equipped with P1.5 trillion to address the COVID-19 crisis, the resumption of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) in the country. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon pointed out that the Duterte administration...

Duterte’s P50-million reward for COVID-19 vax not possible

President Rodrigo Duterte put a P50-million reward like a carrot on a stick to lure in Filipino scientists to develop or discover a vaccine for COVID-19. However, this approach wouldn't work due to the complex...

Concerns over discrimination, privacy violation surface as PH gov’t requires public disclosure of COVID-19...

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As authorities struggle to implement measures to control the spread of the contagious COVID-19, the government has ordered for the public disclosure of patients with confirmed cases of the disease for contract tracing purposes. "The...

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DepEd’s distance learning program hinders poor, disadvantaged learners from marginalized sectors

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In an online press conference on the upcoming opening of classes conducted by E-Net Philippines, students from poor, disadvantaged, and marginalized sectors shared their...

Duterte puts Velasco under the bus; says he could do nothing if Velasco...

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer intervene in favor of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco after the House...

House members’ vote according to Duterte’s wishes — solon

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When asked if the House speakership takeover of his PDP-Laban party mate Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco is now final, Oriental Mindoro 1st District...